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SCL1001432, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IF0320, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge VALERIO DI MARCO CHIM/01
Other lecturers CHIARA GIORIO CHIM/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 2.0 32 18.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2017 30/11/2020 DI MARCO VALERIO (Presidente)
BADOCCO DENIS (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: general chemistry, basics in solution chemistry, basics in thermodynamics
Target skills and knowledge: - solution equilibria in aqueous media, calculation of the equilibrium concentrations in solution
- basics on the chemical quantitative analytical methods
- classical analytical methods: titrations
- principles of instrumental analytical chemistry, and some spectroscopic, chromatographic and mass spectrometric methods
- principles of statistics applied to anaytical chemistry (chemiometry).
Examination methods: There is a written exam which includes two exercises, two open questions, two questions with one possible answer and eleven questions with many possible answers. A mark is assigned to every exercise and to every answer, and the final mark of the written exam is given by the sum of these marks (from 0 to 30).
The final mark can be modified (maximum +2 or -2) by the quality of the laboratory activity and of the written reports of this activity, and it will be registered on uniweb only if it is equal to or larger than 18.
Assessment criteria: - mark of the written exam
- reports of the laboratory activity
- laboratory activity
Course unit contents: Theoretical lessons.
Solution equilibria: acid-base, complexometric, precipitation, redox. Competitive equilibria. Distribution diagrams. Environmental applications. Objectives and methods of quantitative analytical chemistry. Titrations (acid-base, complexometric, precipitation, redox). Equivalence point, colorimetric indication and potentiometric (by electrode) indication. Electrodes. Principles of spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, ICP. Principles of chromatography, van Deemter equation, ionic chromatography. Mass spectrometry. Instrumental calibration. Mean, standard deviation, confidence interval and degree, Student and gaussian distribution. Significant digits. Error propagation.

Laboratory activity
Acid-base, complexometric and iodometric titrations. Spectroscopic analyses (UV-vis, ICP). Ionic chromatographic analyses.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: There will be theoretical lessons and experimental activities. The former represent the theoretical basis for the latter.
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Textbook: V. Di Marco, P. Pastore, G.G. Bombi, Chimica Analitica, ed. Edises, 2015
- Exercises and written handouts given by the teacher
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • V. Di Marco, Pastore P., Bombi, G.G., Chimica analitica: trattazione algebrica e grafica degli equilibri chimici in soluzione acquosa. Napoli: EdiSES, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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